Flatpak woes -- can't install Fieldworks

Running Ubuntu using Multipass on Apple Silicon. I can the following, and I don’t get any joy. What gives? Any hints are gratefully received.

ubuntu@sandbox-vm:~$ flatpak remotes
Name    Options
flathub system
ubuntu@sandbox-vm:~$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
ubuntu@sandbox-vm:~$ flatpak install flathub org.sil.FieldWorks
Looking for matches…
error: Nothing matches org.sil.FieldWorks in remote flathub

Many thanks,


1 Like

As per “Available architectures” tile at FieldWorks Language Explorer | Flathub, it’s listed to be available only for x86_64. I don’t know how Multipass works, but sounds like you would need either a separate x86_64 VM, or configure your existing VM to run x86_64 binaries through QEMU or box64.

Some hints for the latter are available at Document how to cross-compile · Issue #5 · flatpak/flatpak · GitHub

1 Like

“Apple Silicon” mean aarch64. This package isn’t build for that architecture.

You can file an issue there: Issues · flathub/org.sil.FieldWorks · GitHub

1 Like